'Twilight' Rachelle Lefevre signs up for CBS pilot 'Applebaum'

Published Mar 5 2012, 09:21 GMT  |  By

Rachelle Lefevre

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Rachelle Lefevre has signed up to play the lead in CBS's Applebaum.

The Twilight actress is to play private investigator Juliet Applebaum in the pilot, which is based on the Mommy Track Mysteries books by Ayelet Waldman.

Juliet is described as a former public defender looking to occupy herself while being a stay-at-home mother, reports Deadline.

Applebaum is in second position for Lefevre behind A Gifted Man, the Patrick Wilson-drama she is currently starring in. Should A Gifted Man be renewed, CBS would be forced to recast the role of Juliet.

Harry Potter director Chris Columbus will be helming the pilot.

Lefevre recently appeared in movies Barney's Version and The Caller, as well as Shonda Rhimes's Off the Map.

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Watch a clip of Lefevre in A Gifted Man below: